- Day 2 — Riviera del Brenta
The Riviera del Brenta
The whole-day itinerary follows the course of the Naviglio and takes you to the historic centre of Mira with its movable bridges and hydraulic locks as far as Dolo with its ancient mill and squero. It then crosses the doors of a villa and its gardens into an ambience of bygone times.
Villa Culture so-called began in the sixteenth century and found its utmost expression along the Riviera del Brenta originating from Venetian aristocratic rural hospitality, which is today so appreciated by tourists from all over the world.
- Day 3 — Park of the Colli Euganei
The Regional Park of the Colli Euganei
What makes the Colli Euganei unique is the unique richness of medieval villages, castles, villas, to which one should add wine cellars and oil mills, located in a natural environment of incredible variety.
The different legs of the route in the Regional Park of the Colli Euganei include:
- The landscape defined by cultivated land, villages and perfectly conical profiles of the hills of volcanic origin;
- Arquà Petrarca: the second most beautiful village in Italy and one of the best preserved medieval cities (visit of the House of the great Italian poet, Francesco Petrarca. Taste of the famous Giuggiole Broth).
- The Benedictine Abbey of Praglia, as told by one of the 39 monks living in the monastery and a visit to the herbalist shop that includes beekeeping, cosmetics and viticultural products.
- Volcanic Wines and the Wine Route.
An excursion to explore one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and learn about its natural environment, beautiful landscapes, and its human inhabitants’ activities. For centuries the Dolomites of Cadore were a rich reserve of raw materials for Venice: wood for boats, precious minerals for coins and armaments, and stone for palaces and other buildings. Every year almost 3,000 rafts descended along the river Piave loaded with these materials and competed to assure the Serenissima its glories and splendour.
- Visit the Vajont dam and the small villages of Erto and Casso. Water and energy are presented as the keys to the visit to the Vajont Valley, tragic testimony of human errors.
- Break at Lake Misurina, the largest natural lake in Cadore at 1,754 m a.s.l.
- Visit to Cortina d’Ampezzo, renowned for hiking and winter sports, located in the valley that was the terminal basin of an ancient quaternary glacier.